In our post earlier this week we were excited to announce one of our newest national certifications indicating the values we strive to uphold here at Exodus. Being Choose People certified means that we have been tested in 8 different categories in an effort to quantify how we treat our employees. By receiving this honor, we are proud to be recognized as a place where employees thrive and are happy to come to work. As an organization with one of the lowest employee turnovers in our industry in the whole country, we are excited that those who work for us feel like family.
Who Needs Choose People
Choose People has created their national certification program to benefit all parts of the business cycle including companies, employees and consumers. By impacting all human capital in this cycle, the positive effect on the community is a natural result. But who specifically should be interested in working with Choose People? The list starts at the very highest level and ends with the most basic user.
Investors & Business Leaders- Those looking to put their money into the development of a company will select a company over its competition that keeps its employees happy and has low employee turnover. Generally a place with happy, productive employees also provides a solid and positive bottom line.
Marketers- It is well known that leveraging your human capitol and the positive work environment can bring strength to a brand. When marketers are highlighting what separates one company from the next, this certification can be a valued addition.
HR Departments & Employees- Employee retention makes human resources more about enriching the lives of its current employees and less about hiring new ones. Choose People certification can increase moral and a sense of company pride. Conversely, when it does come time to hire new employees, this certification can aid in recruitment by serving as a sign to good people that good jobs are available in a good company.
Consumers- Choose People certification gives conscientious consumers the ability to reward companies that care about their employees. By using their buying power to support these organizations, the public can contribute to general positivity in the community at large.
“Community Involvement” can sometimes function as a vanity. Companies who are seeking good public relations will plaster this phrase, among others, in order to achieve trust with current and prospective clients. But at Exodus we believe that integrity is the basis for our success. When we say that we are committed to improving our community it’s because we actually are.
Beyond our neighborhoods, we are also committed to our great country. After all, it is the United States of America that allows us the opportunity and the freedom to create and uphold our beliefs within a professional business context. And as we grow, we are always looking for ways to say thank you. We search for people who have a sense of both the immediate and the larger community context. We look for team members who understand that they can and do impact our world one day, one action, one person at a time. We search for those not afraid to work hard and to stand behind the individual value that they bring to our Exodus family.
Happy to be highlighted by the “Voice of Aurora Colorado,” The Aurora Sentinel recently wrote an article about our new Operations and Facilities manager, Danny Moore. A 17 year military veteran, he found our job posting through Hire Patriots Colorado, http://colorado.hirepatriots.com ,an organization we are very proud to partner with. One of the first of hopefully many, we have been fortunate to have someone as talented, capable and focused as Danny join our team.
At Exodus we are high on the tide of thankfulness during this season of giving. Its important to us that we not only show gratitude to our community but also to our employees. As a local business with national capabilities, we understand that it is the people involved that make our every day special. In asking our employees what they were most thankful for during this time of year we found ourselves grateful for their responses.
I am thankful for my husband, my children and my faith. I am thankful for a warm home, enough to eat and clothes to wear. I am thankful to work for Exodus – a company founded on honesty, integrity and hard work. ~Lisa
Being a part of this company makes me realize what a work family is really all about. I am thankful to all of you! ~Joel
Happy Thanksgiving from Exodus!
Name: Matt Robinson
Title: Operations Manager / Warehouse Manager/ Local Dispatcher
Years in industry: 17 years
Years at Exodus: 3 years
Place of Birth: Sundance, Wyoming
Fun Fact: Loves the outdoors (tubing boating fishing).
Strangest item you have ever moved: An old wooden outhouse.
Favorite part about working with Exodus: Feels like a family.
Tip to share with people who are moving: Be prepared. Every move is different.
Name: Jake Atchison
Title: Vice President of Sales
Years in the industry: 12, worked up from crew as his first college job
Years at Exodus: 7
Place of Birth: Boulder, Colorado
Fun Fact: Outside linebacker during college (Mesa State Mavericks)
Strangest item you have ever moved: 3,000 lb. printing press
Favorite part about working with Exodus: the work environment is awesome
Tip to share with people who are moving:
Preparation is KEY – the more prepared you are the less your move will cost.
Name: Lisa Bernhardt
Title: Vice President of Finance
Years in the industry: 28 years in finance and accounting
Years at Exodus: 6
Place of Birth: Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Fun Fact: Member of the University of Nebraska Flag and Dance Corps (and all attempts to find photos and videos by her fellow employees have been futile)
Strangest item you have ever moved: Nuclear laser for CSU valued at $1,000,000.00.
Favorite part about working with Exodus: finding values for bizarre items.
Tip to share with people who are moving: If it is truly priceless, and you can move it yourself, do so.
Name: Ilan Levy
Years in the industry: Started in 1986
Years at Exodus: Formed Exodus Moving and Storage in 1996 in upstate NY
Place of Birth: Rachvot, Israel
Fun Fact: Served in the Israeli Army driving tanks – a great base for running a company as you must constantly solve problems and create order out of chaos
Strangest item you have ever moved: 8 million dollar telescope
Favorite part about working with Exodus: Enjoys working with people
Tip to share with people who are moving: People don’t realize how stressful moving can be, particularly on an elderly person. We can take care of the physical stresses, but finding a new community, new grocery store, and new schools will take a toll on your emotions. Realizing that and planning for it will make the transition easier.